St. Augustine of Hippo, the famous Christian convert and bishop, teaches basic rules of scripture interpretation, teaching, and preaching. He also advocates free sharing and distribution of information as a multiplier of wealth and stimulus to learning; discusses semantics and linguistics; and does a whole bunch of theologizing. Fun stuff! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, Religion, Bible Source: Tr. by James Shaw, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.
LibriVox recording of The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. The work consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes said to be from his lectures at the Lyceum which were either edited by or dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus. In many ways this work parallels the similar Eudemian Ethics, which has only eight books, and the two works can be fruitfully compared. Books V, VI, and VII of the Nicomachean Ethics are identical... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, classics, Aristotle, philosophy, ethics, classical Greece Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, history, gibbon, rome Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Two Treatises of Civil Government, by John Locke. The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the "state of... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, politics, religion, political philosophy, divine right of kings, regal power,... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text